Hydrotherapy refers to exercise in water. It can be used to assist in pain relief, as well as to strengthen muscles, promote core stability, mobilise joints, improve balance and improve general fitness.
At Revive Physiotherapy and Pilates, we offer supervised hydrotherapy sessions at the nearby BayFit Leisure Centre’s custom built hydrotherapy pool. Due to the warmth of the hydrotherapy pool (34-36oC), it is extremely effective in providing pain relief. Hydrotherapy also has the added benefit of the water’s buoyancy, which can either assist or resist movement. For this reason, exercising in water is very gentle on your joints… but can also work you hard at the same time.
Whether you have arthritis, recovering from an injury or rehabilitating post surgery, hydrotherapy could be just what you need. Speak to your physiotherapist for more information and to discuss whether your condition may benefit from hydrotherapy.